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It sounds like some Starfinder APs will play a bit like Modules: shorter adventures but with plenty of fluff and that has me PSYCHED UP! I am super excited for that.


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*looks at cover, see's Obozaya getting air time against a cyborg dragon, goes through nearly fifty years of fantasy art of a variety of other fantasy heros doing the exact same thing*

Murder hoboing.
Murder hoboing never changes...


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Kudaku wrote:

I suspect a problem with the Bestiary series is that they're mostly bought by GMs, a relatively small selection of the RPG market. By combining PC races and NPC monsters in one book it suddenly has a much broader appeal since it now has content relevant for both players and GMs.

Personally I quite like how the Alien Archives is set up, though I hope they'll add a vital statistics table for the new races introduced.

Uh, no. Bestiaries are purchased by players as well

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Blake's Tiger wrote:

I was on the fence with what I had seen on the blogs, but after I played my first Playtest scenario, I was feeling pretty good (about most of the core basics).

Something everyone should keep in mind is that the options are limited in the Playtest. Expect more choices in feats in the final product.

Agreed, it is a Beta Slice, after all.

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JohannVonUlm wrote:
I think the structure will take some getting used to. As will the changes in some of the mechanics. For example, not everyone can do an Attack of Opportunity. That said, there seem to be reaction options for every class.

I mean, again, I haven't had a chance to play and I'm sure this is all just internalizing my fan boy fear of newness so I'm trying to reserve judgement.

But based on this slice alone I'm not in love with it so far. Doomsday Dawn, the Module, however looks pretty damned good so at least there is something to play.

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Blake's Tiger wrote:


I have a hypothesis on the "everything is a feat" system that is not backed up by any discussions with designers: the feat system makes it simpler to add new content. The bloat is intended (to sell products) and designed on the front end with the inevitable bloat in mind.

E.g. You don't need a designer to design a new class from the ground up, you now just need a handful of archetype feat options and ta-da you have a cavelier (or potentially a magus, psychic, bloodrager).

Without hearing something official from a designer, that theory rings really true to me. The ease of designing and balancing a base class is now just a few feats and background options wide.


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Star Knight Handbook Hark, bold warrior know that the Galaxy is a vile, lawless place and that only one who is pure of heart or strong of arm may bring it to heel! Hear tales of the Knights of Golarion and their founding and the Hellknights first encounters with the vast, lawless stars. See special armors and weapons designed to enhance the powers of a Star Knight and his allies! Read the litanies and codes of conduct of all the Star Knights, such as The Knights of Golarion, the Hellknight Orders, the Vault Guards of Abadar, or the Solarions of the Dawnflower Church! Discover the fates of the old Paladin orders and rules for playing a "Knight Errant", a special archetype for holy warriors who wish to aspire to ancient paladin codes.

Veskarium One part uneasy ally, one part close neighbor: the home system of the Vesk is told here in all it's wartorn glory! See the merciless jungles, scorching deserts, and fuming volcanoes that gave birth to the most powerful race of warriors in known space. Meet the so called "lesser races" of the Vesk's massive system and hear their struggle to live under Vesk rule. See the massive war factories and great gladiatorial arenas of the Vesk's warrior culture.

Far Space At the edges of known space is where exploration and science meet the cold, unfeeling worlds beyond! Contained in this tome are rules for building planets, colonies, societies, and cultures that have yet to be encountered as well as two pages to each of the planets found in the APs and Core Rulebook. Found within these pages are the Azlanti Empire's many star systems and the mysterious dark realms of the Dominion of the Black. There are also archetypes and character options for explorers and scientists of every class!

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Arutema wrote:

I had no problem hand-building characters for PF1 or Starfinder. Heck, I've even been writing tools to build Starfinder characters

As presented in the playtest rulebook, I just can't get a character built under the new system. Too much isn't explained clearly, too much jumping between pages.

Yeah, I noticed that too, the lay out of the Playtest simply isn't very intuitive.


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I'm happy with the current system but I would at least like them to split playable races and monsters into different sections for easier reference.

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Haven't had a chance to play yet but I've been experimenting with character building and...I gotta say, it's not nearly as streamlined as I'd hoped for:

The Good:

Everything that you've adapted from Starfinder is fantastic and I love it. Having two ACs, bulk listing next to items, Resolve Points. Love it. Starfinder is and continues to be an improved version of Pathfinder already. If you just used that system entirely with some tweaks, this version would be great.

The Bad

Where things fall down from a character building perspective is the new systems that the designers seem to think they need to improve on the improvements that they already improved. Feat bloat and Trait bloat was pretty bad in PFv1, making EVERYTHING into a feat won't improve that situation. Furthermore adding another mechanic for us to track (TEML) doesn't feel like streamlining, if anything we're doing a lot more math now just to calculate skill points than we were before. I may feel differently once I play a scenario or two but I have to say, from a character building perspective this does not FEEL easier.


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The Sideromancer wrote:
I'm now picturing a two-man team where the Envoy gives extra reload actions so the Soldier can fire an automatic weapon continuously until they have exhausted every cartridge/battery on their person.

And now you know why Envoys are beautiful.


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Class options? In an armory book? HELL YEAH!


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Cantriped wrote:
PossibleCabbage wrote:
Indeed, it's not "losing a feat" it's "Spending a feat to gain some advantages you would not have access to without taking this feat, perhaps most importantly the ability to choose between normally mutually exclusive lists for future choices".
Except that it's really more like Spending a feat to gain a fraction of the advantages your parents got for free.

Actually it's choosing an ancestry, which appears to be a little different.


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I am...weirdly fascinated by how revolutionary this idea is. This could essentially open up a series of "Half" races that we've never had stats for. Imagine a half-orc who is also half elf who is also an aasimar.


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Hi, I ordered this and forgot it was in my sidecart. Could you please clear out my sidecart?


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*checks out illustration* Someone watched a lot of Stranger Things I see.


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Jhaeman wrote:
I've just posted my full review, but I'll add my plea for more reality show action. ** spoiler omitted **

Not really but it seems that after the Scoured Stars, the Starfinders are still strapped for cash. We may have no choice but to do it again...


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Adam Daigle wrote:
...ganzi, duskwalker, and aphorites...

Whoa, hold the phone: One of three things just happened here:

Either we're about to meet the people who run the Fetchlings from the shadows and they are going to be a playable race...

...or the Fetchlings hired a PR company who told them that a name change would make them more popular so they decided to rebrand as an early 90s Goth Alternative band....

...or, more likely, Paizo decided to create a whole new race that was exactly like the Fetchlings but just underpowered enough to let John Compton get to the place that in his heart that says "God, yes, fine, play this stupid race in PFS".

No matter what the answer is...Hooray!

As for the others? Ganzi :shrug: Okay I guess and Aphorites, :cautiously optimistic face:


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Gorbacz wrote:
Yeah, archetypes are the only redeeming feature of Core Monk next to uMonk.

And even that is only on an archetype per archetype basis.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Almost everything!? Then what do you like better about the core monk?

...Hummm...you're right.

I like NOTHING about the Core Monk.


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Brother Fen wrote:
What do you guys like about the Unchained monk over the classic monk?

Almost everything.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Oh, you are using the unchained monk.

Yup! Love unchained Monk, especially when they created that Asmodeus themed Monk Archetype that was Unchained compatible.


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Dragon78 wrote:
What, no drunken master:)

I wanted to play a Drunken Master but then I'd have to play a Core Pathfinder Monk and....I really didn't want to do that. For obvious reasons.


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My Jackie Chan inspired Sacred Fist War Priest of Cayden Cailean, Gina Carano inspired Brawler, Ronda Rousey inspired Barbarian, and Conor McGregor inspired Asmodeus Hellcat Monk is deeply pleased to see this book.


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Mark Seifter wrote:
That doesn't mean antipaladins and tyrants are gone (there's even an antipaladin foe in one of the adventures!) or that the door is closed to other sorts of paladins down the road.

The mere possibility for a paladin of Cayden Cailean some time in the future already has me pretty excited over the 2nd Ed.

"I am *urp* the Hound of Justice, hero of the...*hick* downtrodden...prepare for my heavenly *hiccup* smite!"

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Players are the ones we hold responsible. Goblins and even Evil Alignments are just dots on graph paper. If a player can't behave, then that's on the player and it won't matter what race or alignment that player has on his sheet.

Frankly, I'm excited as all get out to have even a slim chance to play a goblin.


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JJCheatah wrote:
And now, to only hope that catfolk appear in one of these new books.... in an AP or the alien archive 2

It would appear we have found the Venn-Diagram for Starfinder Players and Larry Niven readers


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AmbassadoroftheDominion wrote:
so, any idea as to what that beautiful monster on the cover is?

Forget the monster, who's the hot piece of Android hardware!

Hey sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?


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Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
There's the Dead Suns AP before this if you need more time to prep.

Uh, no. The point I was making sarcastically was that thanks to Mr. Lucas, Mr. Hamil, Mr. Ford, Madame Fisher, and a certain hairy gentleman, I've already worked-shopped this scenario out and I have several strategies to deploy.


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Oh gee, we're fighting an evil empire in space? *sarcasm* I'm totally unprepared for that scenario and I shall be so helpless because I couldn't possibly have been dreaming of this exact scenario since 1985.


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Ordinarily I hate plot hooks that are built to "seem" like plot hooks. This time, however, the telegraphed punch is so beautifully built into the plot that I love it. "All expenses paid trip"? to an isolated luxury resort? In a lawless part of space? Shortly after you fight an all powerful space army? Sure, why not. What could go wrong?


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AmbassadoroftheDominion wrote:
realized this is a MUST-HAVE, since Alien Archives name-drops specific weapons for alien races in the stat blocks, lol

Luckily it would appear that some, not all, of that stuff shows up in Pact Worlds on the back pages.


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Diego Valdez wrote:

Hello Thecursor,

The tracking for the order indicates, "Package delivered by post office" on March 23 in Covington. The address we sent it to is an apartment. Unless it is sent to a PO Box we don't have a shipping method that would be held and picked up at the post office unless it was undeliverable.

Thank you for the quick reply.

I discussed the matter with the postal people. It's they're screw up and it appears to have been brought to the wrong apartment. I contacted the nice lady who lives in the unit next to mine and she had the package.


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Good evening,

I pre-purchased a copy of Starfinder Pact Worlds. I received noticed that this order was on it's way to me. Today however I was told by the USPS tracking system that someone has picked up the package at the facility in Covington. I clearly asked for home delivery and listed my home address. Before I follow up with the post office, can you please confirm that you sent me the correct order details?

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Huh....love the new website but...where the hell is Add Rec and the new Guide to organized play?


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A library world? Yeaaaaahhhh that's a bad idea, if I see a shadow moving on it's own, I make for the ship.


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I was sort of hoping we could slow walk our way to the Azlanti because they seem like a massive threat.


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Kalindlara wrote:
That... depends on exactly what you consider the primary theme of the warforged to be. I wouldn't in any way describe them as "dedicated entirely to order".

I meant since the Plane of Order is very construct-y heavy, you could use that as a way to create a new version of Warforged


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I just read the description and I am now intrigued: 0 HD races? Three of them? Gotta wander who that might be? I mean a race dedicated entirely to order would be a good place to introduce a Paizo version of Warforged.


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I preordered a starfinder product (Pact Worlds hardcover) months ago and it has been sitting in my sidecart for a while now. I recently preordered ANOTHER item (Starfinder Armory) and now that item is in my sidecart while the other order has vanished. Is my previous order still active?


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I desperately need more Ekujae and Pahmet in my life. Gimme my Noble psuedo African Elves and Mighty vaguely Bedouin Dwarves!


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I just picked up the third Dead Suns book and after seeing what lives on Eox...I need more guns please. SO MANY MORE GUNS!


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Steelfiredragon wrote:
no knowledge of any plans

Le sigh. I know some people consider that stuff was already covered with Inner Sea Races but while the Elves have gotten plenty of love with Lantern Bearers and stuff, been a while since we saw Dwarven stuff.


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Any plans as such? We've got a lot of "Blood of" stuff but going deep into Kyonin or Five Kings Mountains might be cool.


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John Compton wrote:
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So let me get this straight: The Eoxians have reality shows?
Plural!

So...they really are the most evil race in the Starfinder Universe.


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My copy of Starfinder 1-06 has not appeared in my downloads.


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Good Evening,

I have a Starfinder Scenario Subscription, apparently my card bounced a payment but I'm having trouble getting the subscription to rerun on the same card so that I can get the new scenario. Please rerun my card and release this month's PDF


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So let me get this straight: The Eoxians have reality shows?


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This is going to be one of these "Can we just shoot this kid?" kind of missions


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Why am I getting shades of the 1989 film Leviathan?

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